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Archaeopteryx, fossil cast

"Discovered in the Archaeopteryx was the first fossil evidence linking birds to dinosaurs. It had feathers like modern birds and a skeleton with features like a small non-avian dinosaur." It is such a BEAUTIFUL specimen.

Dinosaur tail fossil | Archaeopteryx Fossil, most primitive bird known

Archaeopteryx Berlin specimen is considered the most famous fossil in the world. It is about 150 Ma & was discovered in limestone deposits in Eichstaett, Bavaria. Archaeopteryx has bird flight feathers, but also has reptile features such as a tail bone &

Biggest ever: The fossil of the 165m year old Golden Orb Weaver spider, discovered in inner Mongolia

The Spidersaur: Largest ever fossil of Jurassic-era arachnid found perfectly preserved after 165m years

Fossilised spider 'biggest on record' The female, which lived about 165 million years ago, belongs to a collection of spiders well known today - the golden orb weavers. Until this new fossil turned up in Inner Mongolia, the most ancient example from this

Fossil Mesosaur - Mesosaurus brasiliensis - Found in Permian rock (298.9 ± 0.2 - 252.2 ± 0.5 million years ago) in both Brazil and South Africa. Matrix : 12" x 21" (30.48 cm x 53.34 cm) - Fossil : 18" (45.72 cm) / 29.5" (74.93 cm) along the backbone

Fossil Mesosaur - Mesosaurus brasiliensis - found in Permian rock ± - ± million years ago) in both Brazil and South Africa. Matrix : x cm x cm) - Fossil : cm) / cm) along the backbone

Discovery of Earliest Known Fossil of a Toothless Bird Announced

The discovery of the oldest known toothless bird has been announced by Chinese scientists.

An armoured jawless fish (a Cephalaspis, which is a kind of osteostracan). This creature evolved as it adapted to the transition from open sea to freshwater conditions in the Ludlow area towards the end of the Silurian. It had not evolved at the time the rocks beneath Whitcliffe were laid down, but fossils of the animal have been found in the younger rocks just to the east, downstream of Ludford Bridge.

An armoured jawless fish (a Cephalaspis, which is a kind of osteostracan). This creature evolved as it adapted to the transition from open sea to freshwater conditions in the Ludlow area towards the end of the Silurian.

Sarcosuchus Imperator Fossil

Sarcosuchus Imperator Fossil I'm glad these things aren't alive anymore I could…

X-rays of the ancient bird Archaeopteryx (lived 150 mya) reveal a pattern in its feather pigments unable to be seen in a fossil of an Archaeopteryx feather.  "...the ancient bird's feathers were in fact light in color, with a dark edge and tips.   The distinct black-and-white patterns on the bird's plumage are comparable to the pigmentation of a magpie..."  (Image from http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v3/n1/images_article/ncomms1642-f1.jpg )  #myt

Extensive x-rays of the ancient bird Archaeopteryx reveal a previously unseen pattern in its feather pigments.

El celacanto se creía extinto hasta que se encontró un ejemplar en  1938, fue capturado en  un barco pesquero y luego fue disecado por un conservador de museo. Esto hace que sea un taxón Lázaro, una especie que ha "resucitado de entre los muertos», se pensó que se había extinguido sólo para luego ser descubierto con vida. El fósil más antiguo de esta especie es de 360 millones de años, y parece que este pez casi no ha cambiado desde entonces. Muchos pensaron que estaban extintos luego de 80

Coelacanth -- The oldest know fossil species -- 360 million years on earth.

Réplique de Sinornithosaurus, surnommé "Dave", NGMC 91, American Museum of Natural History, New York. Dinosauria, Saurischia, Theropoda, Coelurosauria, Maniraptora, Deinonychosauria, Dromaeosauridae. Auteur : Dinoguy2.

Cast of the fossil dromaeosaur specimen NGMC 91 (nicknamed "Dave", cf. Sinornithosaurus), at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. He looks like he's questioning something

snake fossil, Eocene, 48 million years old | Messel Museum Southern Germany

Giant snake fossil, Eocene, 48 million years old - Messel Museum Southern Germany.

Stumps of Lepidodendron fossil trees - 330 million years ago when Scotland lay close to the equator.

Fossil Grove: Stumps of Lepidodendron fossil trees - 330 million years ago when Scotland lay close to the equator.

Alien abduction: This 300-million-year-old fossil, which inspired the artist who designed the extra-terrestrial antagonist of the Alien films, was stolen and and later returned to a museum in Switzerland

The fossil that inspired Alien: 300million-year-old relic which designer used to create extra-terrestrials in sci-fi classic

Alien abduction: This fossil crinoid, which inspired the artist who designed the extra-terrestrial antagonist of the Alien films, was stolen and and later returned to a museum in Switzerland. I can see the resemblance.

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